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ROS-Industrial Americas Annual Meeting


  • Southwest Research Institute 6220 Culebra Road San Antonio, TX, 78238 United States (map)

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The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas will host its annual meeting at Southwest Research Institute, with a day, the 7th, of open to the public demonstrations and talks, followed by a members only event, on the 8th, that will include ROS-I developments, updates from relevant organizations and development hubs, and roadmapping/project topic workshops.

We are also excited to welcome a keynote by Dr. Philip Freeman of Boeing. Dr. Freeman and Boeing have been early adopters and strong advocates for ROS development and open source in manufacturing applications, so we are excited to have him provide the keynote address this year.

Demonstrations by ADLink, University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute, KEBA, Southwest Research Institute Human Performance Solutions, and more!

Meeting Agenda:

March 7th

8:00 AM - Shuttle Pickup Courtyard Marriott Westover Hills

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Welcome – SwRI Introduction - Paul Evans – SwRI

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - ROS-I Consortium/Introduction - Matt Robinson - SwRI

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Break

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM - Manufacturing in Mixed Reality - Dr. Aditya Das - UTARI

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM - Discussion on the Design of a Multiuse Workcell and Incorporation of the Descartes Package - Christina Petlowany – UT Austin Nuclear Robotics Group

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM - Integrating ROS into NASA Space Exploration Missions - Dustin Gooding - NASA

11:45 - 12:30 PM - Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 PM - Lunch KeynoteAir Force ManTech Robotics Initiative / A5 Program Overview - Richard Meyers - AFRL

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Lab Tours & Demonstrations: ADLINK Neuron (ADLink), KEBA KeMotion and ROS, Manufacturing in Mixed Reality (UTARI), Human Performance and ROS (SwRI), Class 8 Automated Vehicle Demonstration (SwRI), Intelligent Part Reconstruction (SwRI), A5 (SwRI), Improved Situational Awareness in Teleoperated Systems (UT Austin), Robotic Blending (RIC NA) - SwRI Team Guided

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - ADLINK Neuron: An industrial oriented ROS2-based platform - Hao-Chih Lin - ADLink

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Unique ROS Combination with Safety and PLC - Thomas Linde - KEBA

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Leveraging ROS-Industrial to Deliver Customer Value - Joe Zoghzoghy – Bastian Solutions

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM - Closing Remarks - Matt Robinson - SwRI

5:15 PM - Shuttles Depart for Dinner: Iron Cactus, 200 River Walk Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205

March 8th

8:00 AM - Shuttle Pickup Courtyard Marriott Westover Hills

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration, Light Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM - Welcome and Introductions - Paul Evans - SwRI

8:45 AM - 9:20 AM - RIC-Americas Highlights and Upcoming Events - Matt Robinson & Levi Armstrong - SwRI

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM - RIC-Europe Highlights & ROSiN Update - Mirko Bordignon – Fraunhofer IPA

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM - ROS-Industrial Lessons from Bootstrapping in Asia Pacific - Min Ling Chan - ARTC

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Break

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM - ROS2 is Here - Dirk Thomas – Open Robotics

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM - ARM Institute Introduction & Update - Bob Grabowski – ARM Institute

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM - Windows IoT & Robotics - Lou Amadio - Microsoft

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch Keynote: Why Boeing is Using ROS-Industrial - Dr. Philip Freeman - Boeing

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - ROS-I Problem-Centric Roadmapping Workshop - ROS-I Team Facilitated

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Break

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM - Enabling Facility-Level Interoperability Between Robot Teams and Machine-Cell Devices - Shaurabh Singh – Association for Manufacturing Technology

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM - The Past, Present and Future of DDS and its Relation with ROS2 - Erik Boasson - ADLink

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Project Topic Idea Generation based on Industry Needs - Matt Robinson - SwRI

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM - Closing Remarks - Matt Robinson - SwRI

5:15 PM - Shuttle Direct to Courtyard Marriott Westover Hills

When: March 7 & 8, 2018

Location: Southwest Research Institute 6220 Culebra Rd. San Antonio, TX 78238

Host: Matt Robinson, RIC-Americas Program Manager

Registration:Register Here!

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Hotel: ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas has a block of rooms reserved for this event at the Courtyard by Marriott! You can reserve your room here: Book your group rate for ROS-I Annual Meeting